If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, ask Dr. Vela and Dr. Ng about dental implants in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dental implants restore your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium implant post that acts as replacement tooth roots and a dental restoration that replaces the missing tooth or teeth. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jaw by our dentists. The jawbone will grow around the implant post, making it a permanent part of your smile. After your jawbone heals, the dental restoration is attached to the implant post. Your restoration can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures.
Dental implants have many advantages over dentures. Dental implants are a part of you, so they are more comfortable than removable dentures. Because dental implants are a part of your smile, they are more convenient than removable dentures. You will not have to be embarrassed by the necessity of removing your dentures and using messy adhesives to hold them in place. Dentures can slide in your mouth, which can make eating and speaking difficult. Dental implants are a part of you, so you can speak and eat all of your favorite foods with ease.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today.